Too Lit To Quit Book Club discusses BESTIARY
Our Too Lit to Quit Book Club reads new fiction, with a strong focus on women and BIPOC authors --Loyalty's mission.
Too Lit Too Quit book club is led by inventory manager, former chef, and all around badass Alana. We'll be meeting via zoom for the foreseeable future! This event is free to join, but you must RSVP via the ticket link below to get the zoom info for the meeting! (Link and pw info will be in your confirmation email)
ABOUT THIS MONTH'S BOOK
Three generations of Taiwanese American women are haunted by the myths of their homeland in this spellbinding, corporeal debut about one family’s queer desires, violent impulses, and buried secrets.
One evening, Mother tells Daughter a story about a tiger spirit who lived in a woman’s body. She was called Hu Gu Po, and she hungered to eat children, especially their toes. Soon afterwards, Daughter awakes with a tiger tail. And more mysterious events follow: Holes in the backyard spit up letters penned by her grandmother; a visiting aunt arrives with snakes in her belly; a brother tests the possibility of flight. All the while, Daughter is falling for Ben, a neighborhood girl with strange powers of her own. As the two young lovers translate the grandmother’s letters, Daughter begins to understand that each woman in her family embodies a myth—and that she will have to bring her family’s secrets to light in order to change their destiny.
With a poetic voice of crackling electricity, K-Ming Chang is an explosive young writer who combines the wit and fabulism of Helen Oyeyemi with the subversive storytelling of Maxine Hong Kingston. Tracing one family’s history from Taiwan to America, from Arkansas to California, Bestiary is a novel of migration, queer lineages, and girlhood.
Please note Loyalty has a zero tolerance policy for harassment or intimidation of any kind during this virtual event.